Tunisia avoid Algeria in Africa Cup of Nations group stage

Eslam Omar
Tuesday 2 Dec 2014
CAF announced procedures for Africa Cup of Nations draw, Africa's top seeds Ghana, Ivory Coast and Zambia are in Pot 1 with hosts Equatorial Guinea while Burkina Faso, Mali, Tunisia and Algeria are in Pot 2

The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) have announced the procedures for Wednesday’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations draw taking place in Equatorial Guinea, from 17 January to 8 February.

"The 16 qualified teams were divided into four pots based on the CAF rankings established by their performances in the last three editions of the final tournament of the Africa Cup of Nations (2010, 2012, 2013) and the qualifiers of the 2012, 2013 and 2015 editions," CAF stated following the Organising Committee meeting in Malabo Monday.

"The performance of the concerned teams during the qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup was also taken into account," CAF added.

The draw of the 30th edition of the continent’s most prestigious tournament divided the 16 qualified countries into four pots, depending on their points.

The first pot contains Africa's top three and the hosts, Equatorial Guinea along with the only two African Arab countries that qualified, Tunisia and Algeria.


The Draw pots:

Pot 1: Equatorial Guinea, GhanaIvory Coast, Zambia

Pot 2: Burkina Faso, Mali, Tunisia, Algeria

Pot 3: Cape Verde, South Africa, Cameroon, Gabon

Pot 4: Guinea, Senegal, DR Congo, Congo


CAF rankings for the qualified teams:

1- Ghana

2- Ivory Coast

3- Zambia

4- Burkina Faso

5- Mali

6- Tunisia

7- Algeria

8- Cape Verde

9- South Africa

10- Cameroon

11- Gabon

12- Guinea

13- Senegal

14- DR Congo

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